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Ir(III) complex-based phosphorescence and electrochemiluminescence chemodosimetric probes for Hg(II) ions with high selectivity and sensitivity

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Mercury, one of the most prevalent toxic metal elements, poses severe risks to human health and the environment. Several molecular probes have been developed for colorimetric and fluorometric detection of Hg(II) ions. Nevertheless, development of a rapid, selective, and sensitive probe for Hg(II) ions remains important. Herein, we report three Ir(III) complex-based phosphorescence and electrochemiluminescence chemodosimeters for the selective detection of Hg(II) ions. The acetylacetonate ancillary ligand of probe 1 reacts selectively with the Hg(II) ion, inducing phosphorescence enhancement with a concomitant blue-shift. Meanwhile, the Hg(II) ion selectively quenches the phosphorescence of probe 2. Probes 1 and 2 showed low detection limits (LOD) of 73 and 160 nM, respectively. In addition, the Hg(II) ion level was successfully monitored by the electrochemiluminescence decrement of probe 9 with a good linear correlation between 0 and 40 μM, with a detection limit of 170 pM.

Graphical abstract: Ir(iii) complex-based phosphorescence and electrochemiluminescence chemodosimetric probes for Hg(ii) ions with high selectivity and sensitivity

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The article was received on 24 Jan 2018, accepted on 29 Jan 2018 and first published on 29 Jan 2018


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C8DT00309B
Citation: Dalton Trans., 2018,47, 3803-3810
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    Ir(III) complex-based phosphorescence and electrochemiluminescence chemodosimetric probes for Hg(II) ions with high selectivity and sensitivity

    H. Rhee, T. Kim and J. Hong, Dalton Trans., 2018, 47, 3803
    DOI: 10.1039/C8DT00309B

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